Workshop 5: Hybrid coatings for nanoelectronics (CANCELLED)

Topic and theme of the workshop

Hybrid materials offer the possibility of exploiting the materials properties of both their organic and inorganic constituents, with the attractive possibility of creating altogether novel functionalities. In the form of thin films, these materials can enable breakthroughs in several technological application areas such as packaging, electronics, and biomedical applications. Combining inorganic and organic building blocks on a molecular scale is challenging due to the different preparative conditions needed for forming inorganic and organic networks. An attractive method is molecular layer deposition (MLD).

The theme of this workshop is nanoelectronics. Both current and prospective future applications of hybrid and organic materials will be explored in talks given by invited senior researchers outside and inside HYCOAT network as well as PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) of the program. Also, an excursion will be organized to ‘the original ALD house’, the Beneq factory for electroluminescent display manufacturing. Another visit will be done to the ALD laboratories of ASM Microchemistry and University of Helsinki.


Chemistry Department (Chemicum), University of Helsinki, A.I.Virtasen aukio 1, Helsinki

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The workshop is organized as a part of the European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition (HYCOAT) and is one of the training workshops for the PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) of the HYCOAT program. ESRs are required to attend this training event and all costs are covered by the HYCOAT Network. 

ESRs and supervisors should register for the workshop by sending an email to Saba Ghafourisaleh Please do that asap and latest by March 27.

Program outline

Tuesday April 7th

Lecture hall A110
09:00 – 09.15  Workshop opening, Mikko Ritala 
09:15 – 10:00  Carbon Nanobuds, a wonder material that will revolutionize many industries, Ilkka
                        Varjos, Canatu 
10:00 – 10:45  Enabling inorganic polymers for semiconductor manufacturing, Thomas Gädda,
10:45 – 11:00  Break 
11:00 – 12:00  Vapor-Deposited MOFs as Gap-Filling Low-k Dielectrics, Rob van Ameloot,
                        KU Leuven 

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch (Unicafe) 

Seminar room A128 
13:00 – 13:30  2 ESR talks (10 + 5 min) 
13:30 – 14:30  Sol-Gel Strategies for Hybrid Coatings, Mohamed Oubaha, Centre for Research in
                        Engineering Surface Technology, Dublin, Ireland 

14:30 – 15:00  2 ESR talks 
15:00 – 16:00  Excursion to laboratories of University of Helsinki and ASM Microchemistry 
16:00               Supervisory Board Meeting 
19:00               HYCOAT Dinner – TBD 

Wednesday April 8th

Lecture hall A129 
09:00 – 10:00  Organic/Inorganic hybrid thin-films and their applications in microelectronics,
                        Varun Sharma, ASM Microchemistry 
10:00 – 10:30  2 ESR talks 
10:30 – 11:00  Break 
11:00 – 12:00  Jaakko Leppäniemi, VTT, Oxide materials in printed and flexible electronics 

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch (Unicafe) 

13:00 - 14:00  Nanothermal sensors and refrigerators, Mika Prunnila, VTT 
14:00               Bus to Beneq 
14:30 –            Excursion to Beneq factory in Espoo 

Return to the city center by metro 

Thursday April 9th

Lecture hall A129 
09:00 – 09:45  3 ESR talks 
09:45 – 10:00  Break 
10:00 – 10:45  3 ESR talks 
10:40 – 11:00  Break 
11:00 – 12:00  Application of electrically conducting polymers in electrochemical ion sensors,
                        Johan Bobacka, Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland 

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch (Unicafe) 

13:00 – 13:30  2 ESR talks 
13:30 – 14:00  Wrap-up, all 
14:00               Workshop ends 


There are multiple flights from all major European cities to Helsinki Airport: ( 

Trains P and I operate daily from the airport to Helsinki city centre along the Ring Rail Line. The timetables, routes and ticket prices can be found on the HSL website ( Please notice that you need a ticket to the ABC zone for travelling between Helsinki city centre and the Airport.

You can buy tickets to I and P trains from:
· Via HSL Mobile Ticket app ( recommended as you can buy also the other tickets you need with this!)
· HSL ticket machines located at the railway station
· HSL Service Point at the railway station
· R-kiosks
Please notice that train tickets cannot be bought onboard the trains. 

For travelling between city centre and Kumpula campus AB zone ticket should be selected.

Accommodation suggestions

It is recommended to book a hotel next to main railway station, for example

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel,
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Hotel Arthur,


Prof. Mikko Ritala
Phone: +358 50 432 4945

Saba Ghafourisaleh
Phone: +358 46 541 0897

Prof. Christophe Detavernier
Phone: +32 9 264 43 54